Nao Kitazawa

General Manager, Coinbase K.K.


Nao Kitazawa is the GM of Coinbase Japan. Nao is responsible for Coinbase's business in Japan.
Previously, he was the COO of Money Design, a company which helped pioneer automated investment advice platforms in Japan. Prior to that, Nao was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, where he guided a fleet of merger and acquisition deals and composition of funds in the real estate sector. He also spent several years as a member of an international law firm, Paul Hastings. As one of the industry's leaders, Nao served as a founding board member of the Fintech Association of Japan.
Nao received his LL.M from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his Bachelor of Law from Keio University in Tokyo.


Crypto in Japan: 2021 and Beyond – Set To Bloom?


Regulations in japan are now clearer and more transparent than ever before. How has the industry reacted to this so far this year and what plans are being made for wider adoption? Where does innovation then take place and can regulations then keep up in the next phase of web 3.0?




November 12, 2021 at 09:20AM - 10:05AM JST